further from 2012: What's the 'real' truth?: 'Michael Henry Dunn responds to a comment about money - and Jean adds her two cents!' - Aug. 15
- Jean says:
August 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm
DrBubb, do we need a new currency system? Wasn’t it good enough when we had our own ‘natioanl’ currency? That is, when things were relatively honest? Why do we need a new system? If the old one were used honestly and transparently, wouldn’t it be just fine? Hugs, ~Jean
- kibitzer3 says:
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- August 17, 2013 at 6:13 am
We need to replace the interest-bearing – debt-creating – money system toot sweet; along with its other wheel of the current system’s ‘vehicle’, fractional-reserve banking. They are part of the problem, which need to be left behind asap.
If we’re going to look at this thing step by step – and I think MHD has done a pretty good job of pointing out the value of that approach – we build it up from the grass roots: local currencies for local energy exchanges. This can be in the form of paper notes (call them whatever you want; as many communities are already doing) or computer entries, or a combination thereof. The system works by toting simple credits and debits: You offer some good or service at a given LETS price value (it can be interchangeable with your national currency, to start with, to keep things simple), and your ‘taker’ pays your energy-exchange offer in paper LETS notes to you or a notation in your LETS account, and their account is debited that amount. (A nominal fee out of each transaction is paid to a ‘banker’ to run the accounting system. And this can also be a community, e.g., contracting, via taxes, to pay a member of the community to do the ‘dirty’ work of the community.) The same principle is then taken up to the national and international levels.
It’s not that everything is somehow of equal value; but everything is honored. And: the whole thing operates under the understood principle that we are ‘spiritual beings having a human experience’ – that we are all sons and daughters of our One Source. And energy follows thought: very soon into the operation, we will ‘get’ that we can move into a totally moneyless system, whereby everyone gives of their best to the system out of the new motivating factor (as I’ve shared here before): out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning. Out of, in a word: Love.
Thus, nothing in this system keeps free energy devices from hitting the ‘market’, e.g., because making a profit [on a transaction] is not part of the picture. The ‘picture’ is to honor our true Being; our true Essence.
So, some of that spirit needs to be in the equation early on, to give people an understanding of what we are shooting for. It’s no longer ‘business as usual’ time on planet Earth.